Many of us have difficulty finding the time or money to visit the spa. But did you know that by putting in a little effort and creativity, you can recreate a personal spa experience at home? It doesn't take much, either. You need some patience and a few household items!
Here's how to set up your very own pampering session from start to finish with easy-to-find materials. From selecting the right location for your session, picking out what supplies are needed, and even what music will make it all come together, it's easy to get the pampering you deserve.
Prepare a space for your spa session
- Prepare a space for your spa session.
- Find a quiet room with good lighting and decor that will make you feel relaxed.
- Pick out some tunes to set the mood, or play ambient music in the background to create a spa ambiance. If you don't have an extra room or space in your home to designate for this task, you can use another area where sound won't be an issue, such as a spare bedroom or living room.
Select what supplies are needed
Next, select what supplies are needed depending on the type of spa treatment that you're doing for yourself. For example, if your session requires water, make sure you have enough hot water available for your chosen time, perhaps using a tea kettle.
If you're opting for a mud or clay mask, mix your concoction in a large bowl beforehand instead of mixing it only when the spa is already going. Other items that are needed for this type of session include plastic sheeting, clean towels, and your music player with speakers.
Create a relaxing playlist to listen to while you pamper yourself
What type of music makes you feel relaxed? Find some songs that work for you and set up a playlist. You can also play ambient music in the background. If you don't know what kind of music that's good for your spa session, ask friends or family members for recommendations.
You can try to make your spa music playlist by using soft instrumentals, slow songs without lyrics, gentle melodies, or new age tunes. Add nature sounds or melodic tunes, such as ocean waves or rainfall. You can also add songs with positive and inspirational lyrics to the list of songs you want to listen to while pampering yourself.
Fill up a large bath with warm water
If you're looking for a way to enjoy a spa-like experience at home, fill up a large bath with warm water or have several smaller bowls of water at room temperature. You can add bath bombs or salts to the water. When you're done taking your bath, wrap yourself in warm towels or robes that will leave you feeling refreshed.
A few other things you'll need are towels, plastic sheeting, face masks, and any other supplies that correspond to the type of treatment you want to do. You can also experiment with what time is right for you by listening to the music and timing how long it takes before it starts seeming too long.
Add in aromatherapy oils or scents that will help you relax even more
Adding aromatherapy oils to your spa session can help you relax even more. Some good oils to use for this purpose include lavender, chamomile, jasmine, and rose. Add a few drops of oil to a diffuser or place a few drops on a tissue and bring it into the room with you. The scent will help set the mood and make you feel more relaxed.
You can choose an essential oil with health benefits, such as Oleia's topical oils selections or herbal scents like lavender and tea tree. By adding these oils, you can also enjoy long-lasting benefits.
Light some incense sticks or fragrant candles
At the end of your spa session, you can enjoy lighting some incense sticks or candles to add a warm and inviting fragrance to the room. Candles or scented waxes such as lavender or rosemary will also create a relaxing atmosphere when you're ready to wind down for the day.
For example, you can use rosemary to help you focus while meditating or lavender that will help relax your mind and body. You might be surprised by how much your mental state improves just by making these small changes.
Enjoy! You deserve it
So, there you have it! All you need is some time, a few supplies, and the desire to relax and rejuvenate yourself. Give it a try and see how you feel after your personal spa experience. You deserve it.